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The Mississippi River Trail in Illinois. Presented by Dick Westfall, Manager Greenways & Trails Section Illinois Department of Natural Resources TrailLink 2005, Minneapolis, MN . About the trail…. 585 miles through 18 counties plus 2 metropolitan areas: Quad Cities, Metro East

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The Mississippi River Trail in Illinois

Presented by Dick Westfall, Manager Greenways & Trails Section

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

TrailLink 2005, Minneapolis, MN


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About the trail…

  • 585 miles through 18 counties plus 2 metropolitan areas: Quad Cities, Metro East

  • Coincides with the Great River Road

  • Combination of on-road and off-road


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The on-road route…

  • IL Department of Transportation- State highways, mostly IL 3 and IL 96

  • County highway departments

  • Municipal street departments

  • Township roads


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Off-road trails…

  • 65-mile Great River Trail

  • 22-mile Vadalabene Trail

  • 16-mile Confluence Bikeway


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Partners…

  • Illinois Department of Transportation

  • Counties and municipalities

  • Great River Trail Council

  • Confluence Greenway Project

  • Regional greenway and trail coalitions


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Route development…

  • 1988 Illinois Supreme Court decision: Boub v. Wayne

  • IDOT 5-year highway program and projects

  • Off-road trail extensions


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Using the MRT…

  • Grand Opening Celebration, May 2004

  • MRT User Guide


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